Newcastle star Bruno Guimaraes unleashed on “short, stupid memories” in response to perceived criticism following a loss to Manchester City in a now-deleted post.
Guimaraes joined the Magpies in January 2022, and is now playing in his third separate season at St James’ Park. The midfielder has seen the side grow year on year while he’s been at the club.
Indeed, they finished 11th in his first season, improving on that massively last term as they came fourth, securing Champions League football. They started this season with a resounding 5-1 victory over Aston Villa, before succumbing to a narrow 1-0 loss to last season’s champions, Manchester City.
Guimaraes responded to a post by a Newcastle fan account following the loss, in which he was pictured alongside Joelinton, Dan Burn and Miguel Almiron, that said: “Is it too early in the season to start focusing blame onto individual players? Was there an overreaction to the loss to Man City?”
He seemingly felt either that post, or responses to it, were being critical of him and his teammates, as he hit out at the short-term memories of some fans after his side’s great form last season.
“Is this serious? We are in Champions League football we lost against maybe one of the best teams in the world and we have a big win and lost one game!” he said, quoted by Yahoo Sport.
“Support in the best moment is easy! Short, stupid memories you all have look what we have done for the team this 1 year and half.”
The account that posted the original question apologised, and stated they were trying to be supportive, while also deleting their post.
In any case, Guimarases is right that his side have been on an upward curve over the past few seasons. Securing Champions League football this season was huge, and they’ve started the season well, despite a loss.
The Villa victory was a massive win, and not many sides come away from a game against Manchester City having only conceded one goal.
It’s also good to see a player care so deeply about their side that he responded in order to support the club, his teammates, and reinforce the togetherness of the squad, which has helped them to this point.